A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven mighty strokes I played on repeat these past days
Seven knocking tracks to feed body & soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here’s the stuff!
1/ ‘This Machine Is Running’ by PRETTY LIGHTNING (Saarbrücken, Germany)
A tremendously rip-roaring psych groove fueled with pounding drum beats and sultry organ waves. This repetitive jam will infiltrate your mind instantly and make your head twist 360 – haunting stuff! From their 3rd longplayer – out 10 November. All details here.
PRETTY LIGHTNING: Facebook – Label: Fuzz Club Records
2/ ‘Next To Nothing’ by SEKEL (Malmo, Sweden)
Mind-boggling krautrock escapade fueled with heavy drones, on addictive repeat. By the time the kooky vocals kick in you will already be hooked. Boiling as burning hell. Irristible psych cut from this eccentric combo’s debut album ‘S/T’ out 15th December. All info here.
SEKEL: Facebook – Label: Fuzz Club Records
3/ ‘Clam’ by Breakfast MUFF (Glasgow, Scotland)
This ramshackle guitar pop reflection just sounds like an unpolished Throwing Muses beauty. An ardent mediation injected with honest, witty DIY emotions. This Scottish trio
with members from different bands released their second, striking album ‘Eurgh’, with
songs about sexuality, feminism & feelings last summer – you can stream/order it here.
Breakfast MUFF: Facebook – Twitter – Label: Amour Foo
4/ ‘Come Around’ by LETTERS TO LIONS (Sydney, Australia)
A highly spirited quartet from the Southern beaches of Sydney with a passionate and romantic, electrical pop musing for the twilight hours. And… this week’s best band name.
LETTERS TO LIONS: Facebook – Bandcamp – Twitter – Label: Code One Records
5/ ‘Tear It Down’ by MAJOR LOVE (Edmonton/Kingston, Canada)
Major Love is a funky collective with experienced musicians from different bands. This groovy shot creeps under your skin just right from the start. A catchy stroke colored
with excitatory guitars and a captivating sing along chorus. Now, shake that booty…
MAJOR LOVE: Bio – Website – Facebook – Twitter
6/ ‘Shutting Down’ by TOMBSTONES IN THEIR EYES (Los Angeles, US)
New, heavy-hearted ‘Shutting Down’ single is a gloomy psych rumination powered with glimmering guitars and fuzzy harmonies. A haunting, dark daydream by a band with a superb Halloween name. Single plus splendid b-side available here via Bandcamp.
TOMBSTONES IN THEIR EYES: Facebook – Spotify
7/ ‘Chuck’s Boogie’ by WICKED SHIMMIES (Chickasha, Oklahoma, US)
Coolest psychedelic boogie instrumental I ever heard. An intoxicating mind-twister you
can dance to in mysterious ways. Appropriate sonic pumpkin for the time of the year.
WICKED SHIMMIES: Facebook – Twitter